Last weekend I went to see the movie "How To Be Single". It was a cute movie and I would definitely recommend it. Without giving anything away, I thought the movie did a good job of showing single women that it's important to learn who they are and not lose themselves in a relationship.
When I got home after the movie I was inspired to write a manifesto as a single girl. I wanted to remind myself how to cherish this time being single because it won't last forever. So I asked on Facebook and Instagram for women to finish this sentence, "While I am single, I want to appreciate and enjoy..."
And with that input and a lot of thoughts that I already had in my head, I wrote this Single Girl Manifesto:
I am a single girl. I believe in love, but haven’t found it yet.
I choose to be happy being single. I know it will not last forever and I appreciate every moment so that I can look back and know I made the most of it.
I am open to falling in love, but will not settle for less than I deserve. I'd rather be alone than be in an unhappy relationship.
I am learning to love myself unconditionally.
I am figuring out my own identity so that I can be “me” even when I’m in a relationship or when I have started a family.
I treat my body with love and respect by eating healthy and by moving and stretching it regularly.
I forgive myself for past mistakes and appreciate the lessons I have learned from them.
I'll forgive my friends who forget about me when they start dating someone and I'll be there for them if their hearts get broken.
I won't forget the "sprinkles" of life, like wearing perfume to bed, lighting candles, and eating good chocolate.
I enjoy sleeping in the middle of the bed.
I appreciate peace & quiet. I enjoy having a clean and organized house.
I spoil myself unapologetically.
I go to movies alone and relish the fact that I didn't have to compromise on which movie to see. And I'm glad I don't have to share my popcorn with anyone.
I am not afraid to travel alone so that I can see the world and meet new people.
If I see an elderly couple holding hands I will hope I can have a love that timeless.
I dream about my Prince Charming and I know that one day he will find me. I have a Pinterest board of my fantasy wedding.
I know I am right where I am meant to be right now. And I’m excited to see what my future holds.
That's all I've got so far, but I'm sure this will change and grow as time goes on. I'd love to hear what other items you would add that you did or do love about being a single lady. Share in the comments below!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.